7,696: Mets pitchers get pounded in San Diego

A Padre pounding

Jerry Hairston Jr. hit a second-inning grand slam off Hisanori Takahashi, and it got worse from there as the San Diego Padres crushed the New York Mets 18-6 at Citi Field.

Takahashi lasted just four innings, giving up six earned runs on eight hits and a walk. He lost his no-hitter earlier in the second on a Nick Hundley single, advancing our count to 7,696 New York Mets games with no no-no.

Padres’ starter Kevin Correia lost his no-hitter bid in the top of the second inning on a David Wright single, moving that team’s no no-hitter count to 6,595 Padres games. The Tampa Bay Rays are the only other franchise to have never thrown a no-no.

Takahashi’s replacement Raul Valdes did even worse than the man he replaced, giving up four earned runs on two hits and three walks without getting a single out. Not much better was Ryota Igarashi, with six earned runs on four hits and two walks in just a 1/3 inning worth of work.

Jose Reyes had a two-RBI triple and David Wright had two hits with a run scored.

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